Dr Florian Schiffmann has a PhD in physical chemistry awarded in 2010 by the University of Zurich for his research on dye sensitized solar cells and development of the CP2K program package.

In the time from 2010-2012 and 2012-2015 he worked as post-doctoral research associate at UCL London and ETH Zurich respectively. Next to working on a variety of applied research projects he continued as a developer of the CP2K program.

In 2015 he relocated to Australia and joined the Centre of Policy Studies at Victoria University and now works as a developer of the GEMPACK software.

His specialties include Fortran and Python programming, software design, parallel and high performance computing as well as numerical linear algebra.

Recent publications

Refereed journal articles

Hutter, J., Iannuzzi, M., Schiffmann, F. & VandeVondele, J. (2014). cp2k: atomistic simulations of condensed matter systems, Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Computational Molecular Science, 4(1) 15–25.

Jones, J.T.A., Hasell, T., Wu, X., Bacsa, J., Jelfs, K.E., Schmidtmann, M., Chong, S.Y. & Schiffmann, F. (2011). Modular and predictable assembly of porous organic molecular crystals, Nature, 474, 367–371.

Schiffmann, F., VandeVondele, J., Hutter, J., Wirz, R., Urakawa, A. & Baiker, A.(2010). Protonation-dependent binding of ruthenium bipyridyl complexes to the anatase (101) surface, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 114(18), 8398–8404.

Schiffmann, F., VandeVondele, J., Hutter, J.,Urakawa, A., Wirz, R. & Baiker A. (2010). An atomistic picture of the regeneration process in dye sensitized solar cells, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 107(11) 4830–4833.

Guidon, M., Schiffmann, F., Hutter, J., VandeVondele, J. (2008). Ab initio molecular dynamics using hybrid density functionals, The Journal of Chemical Physics, 128(21) 214104.

View Dr Schiffmann's publications in VU's Research Repository.

Areas of expertise

  • Fortran and Python programming
  • Parallel and high performance computing
  • Quantum chemical method development and simulations
  • Renewable energies

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